JackJumpers re-sign American import Josh Magette

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Tasmania JackJumpers have re-signed American import Josh Magette on a one-year deal for the 2022-23 NBL competition.

Magette played a key role in the club's fairytale run to a grand final series in their debut season, finishing second in the league for assists per game.

"He provided fantastic leadership and direction both on and off the floor in our first year and we're really excited to have him back in JackJumpers colours again," CEO Simon Brookhouse said.

"He is a fantastic fit for us as we look to improve and grow as a club."

Scott Roth, who was named NBL coach of the year, last month inked a contract extension to stay at the club until at least the end of the 2024-25 competition.

Point guard Magette is in America with his wife and daughter for the NBL off-season and will return to Tasmania in mid-August ahead of pre-season duties.

"I'm so excited to be coming back to Tassie for another season," he said.

"We could not have enjoyed last season more. The fans were just incredible and I'm excited to continue building on the foundations we have laid with a great group of guys."

The Magettes are expecting their second child in December.

"It's really special to be having the baby in Tasmania. The whole club is so family-orientated, and we feel really well supported by everyone especially the staff and other young families," Magette said.

Magette and fellow imports Josh Adams and MiKyle McIntosh starred in Tasmania's run to the playoffs.

Roth has indicated the club will probably move on from McIntosh and concedes he faces an uphill battle to retain Adams, who has fielded big-money offers from elsewhere.